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  • International Journal of Law in Context, Volume 5, Issue 3
  • September 2009, pp. 235-242

Foreword: Socio-legal studies and the humanities

  • Dermot Feenan (a1)
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  • Published online: 19 November 2009

This paper introduces a symposium on socio-legal studies and the humanities, justifying the originality of a dedicated special issue on this topic. The paper identifies and critically examines themes and problems in the literature before introducing the articles in the symposium and, finally, discussing areas for future research.

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